The “Right Stuff” for Media Entrepreneurs

November 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Date: Monday, December 13, 2010
Place: 2F Wesley Center, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama; a map is here.

Our December seminar should give you that extra boost of creativity and inspiration you need before the busy holiday season. We present two irrepressible forces in the media and publishing realms whose work has impressive reach and purpose. If you’ve got lofty goals for changing the world or just wondering how you can make the most of your talents, come hear what they’ve got to say.

Combination Plate #1

“Innovate, Create and Thrive: Music to the Ears of a Media Entrepreneur”

With 30 years’ experience in the radio and entertainment industry (20 of those in Japan), Guy Perryman has witnessed the highs and lows of media mergers, technology shifts and the easily reversed fortunes of one on-air talent after another. How do you keep your bearings in the midst of rapid change and fickle entertainment fads? Guy has some unique insights to share about the need to continually evolve as a creative entrepreneur in order to survive in this ever-changing media world. Through his broadcasts, he has interviewed a galaxy of stars over the years, so he might even share a few of his best (and worst) moments, too.

More About Guy: In 1990 Guy Perryman came to Japan with a three-month DJ contract for the launch of the first Virgin Megastore in Tokyo. Twenty years later he has become a prominent personality in Japanese media and entertainment.

While DJ and program manager for over 30 Virgin Megastores across Japan, he started a satellite radio network for the Virgin Group and has worked closely with Virgin Atlantic Airways, producing in-flight programs and events. Guy’s voice is recognized from many years of hosting prime time programs on Tokyo’s international language music radio station Inter FM and the Japan-wide Mega Net FM network. His celebrity interviews have included Sting, Sir Paul Smith, Richard Branson, Gwen Stefani and many more. His voice has been heard on numerous TV commercials for major brands like Suzuki and Calvin Klein, as well as on animations and games. Guy has also become well known as an event DJ, MC and producer, working with clients like the British Embassy, Park Hyatt Hotel and Moet & Chandon. He created radio:on, a DJ team who launched a nation-wide cable radio station with a studio/bar event space in Tokyo’s swank Aoyama.

Guy is English, was born in Scotland and raised in Singapore and Australia. He continues to explore new media and entertainment with programs and blog reports on his website,

Combination Plate #2

“Sharing the Ways and Means of Green”

Can you make a difference and a living and have fun doing it? Reina Otsuka certainly does in her role as the founder and editor-in-chief of Eco+waza, a bilingual magazine that shares green trends, knowledge and products from Japan. Eco+waza welds together two ideas—“eco” for ecology and the environment, and “waza” (meaning skill, art or technique in Japanese). Reina and her staff also produce a lively website ( that broadens eco+waza’s audience and markets selected green products. The online newsletter they launched earlier this fall adds another “touch point” with their followers. That’s vital, because according to Reina the green concept is all about sharing and networking.

Reina will tell us how she expresses her vision through the magazine, website and newsletter, how to build a network by mixing analog and digital tools, and how to solve environmental issues by sharing ideas and networking. She’ll also walk us through the eco+waza website and some examples of green innovations from Japan. She mentions, by the way, that eco+waza is looking for freelance writers interested in the ways and means of green. Reina and her team are happy to post eco-related articles and network with writers willing to share inspirations!

More About Reina: Reina is a Japanese national who spent her childhood in the United States and has traveled to around thirty countries. Her goal is to build a bridge between the hidden knowledge Japan holds and the rest of the world. And just before going to press, we watched as Reina accepted the U.S. Ambassador’s Entrepreneur Award at the Entrepreneurship Mentor Initiative (EMI) Roundtable and First Annual “The Entrepreneurs Awards Japan” (TEAJ) on Monday, November 22, at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so. Congratulations, Reina! Read all about it at Impact Japan.

We look forward to seeing you on December 13. Be sure to RSVP soon. To the Moon and Back Caterers have some special treats lined up.

And please give us a call if you have trouble finding the venue: 090-2451-0697.

The Media Tectonics Team


Date: Monday, December 13, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. – dinner and networking (catered by To the Moon & Back); 7 p.m. – seminar begins
Location: Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami-Aoyama
Cost: 3,500 yen (prepaid, by December 10); 4,500 yen at the door

Be sure to take advantage of the prepayment discount, and let us know you’re coming so we can be kind to the environment with an accurate food order!

RSVP by sending an email here, and transferring funds to:

Resona Bank
Shibuya Branch: 473
Account Type: Futsu
Account Number: 1804222
Account Name: 4M Associates

Or pay via Paypal:


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Recent Launch of Impact Japan

We’re pleased to introduce the new “IMPACT Japan, Impact the World” website, an Innovators Movement with Passion, Action & Collaboration for Tomorrow. The organization is sponsored by the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), 21Foundation, TEDxTokyo, IdeaSpaceGlobal, and the Kauffman Foundation.

The strategic objectives are to:

* Develop an Impact Platform for Entrepreneurs & Innovators
* Activate Untapped People & Passion
* Create Impact Research to Support National Policy & Initiatives, and
* Connect the Dots

There are a number of ways to get involved. And we encourage everyone in our Media Tectonics community to stay informed about events and initiatives and to find ways to unleash your own potential to impact the world around you. Impact Japan was one of the sponsors for the very first Entrepreneurship Mentor Initiative (EMI) Roundtable and “The Entrepreneurs Awards Japan” (TEAJ) on Monday, November 22, at the Four Seasons Hotel at Chinzan-so. Business plans for next year’s Entrepreneurship Mentor Initiative will be accepted in the spring. It’s a great opportunity to get professional advice and networks for your own startup or business venture, if less than 10 years old.

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